The PBA Leo Awards
|The PBA Leo Awards|
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The PBA Leo Awards, formerly known as the PBA MVP Awards Night and PBA Annual Awards is an annual awards ceremony of the Philippine Basketball Association to honor the achievements of its players for the season. The winners are awarded with The Leo, named in honor of the league's first commissioner, Leo Prieto.
The ceremony is usually held before the start of Game 4 of the best-of-seven finals series of the third conference of the season. If the finals series is a best-of-five affair, it is held before Game 3 of the series.
The statuette features a three-dimensional representation of the player depicted in the league's official logo. It was named in honor of Leopoldo "Leo" Prieto, the PBA's first commissioner.
- Arwind Santos: from pedicab driver to PBA MVP, Chris Lagunzad, Yahoo PH Sports, October 18, 2013
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